Saw Howie Day at The Bank of Boston Pavilion last Saturday [July 24]. It's the second time I've seen Howie live; the last time was at the Orpheum. That show was solo, but this show he had a band. Personally, I think Howie is best solo. He's okay with a band too, but if I had a preference I'd rather see him solo.
The show was still great, and the Pavilion is an interesting place; it's like a huge tent, and it's right on the harbor, and if the weather is nice (as it was this day) it really adds to the whole experience. I'd much rather see an act at this location than the Tweeter Center or the Fleet Center (or whatever it's called now.)
Not a whole lot to say about the show; I'm terrible at writing reviews of these things anyway. But the highlight for me was the one song he did solo; She Says which was the first song of the encore. He didn't do Madrigals, which is another favorite, but you can't have everything. I hear he did a cover of Don't Dream It's Over at the 7/29 show; I would have liked to have seen that.
He worked hard and sounded great. Not a whole lot of between song chat, but some people like that.